Adamson, Donald

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ADAMSON, Donald. British, b. 1939. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, History, Literary criticism and history, Philosophy, Biography, Translations. Career: Manchester Grammar School, assistant master, 1962-64; J. Walter Thompson Co., Ltd., London, executive, 1965-67; St. George's School, Gravesend, head of Modern Languages, 1968; Goldsmiths' College, London, lecturer, 1969-70, sr. lecturer, 1970-77, and principal lecturer in French, 1977-89; Wolfson College, Cambridge, visiting fellow, 1989-90. Publications: The Genesis of Le Cousin Pons, 1966; Dusty Heritage: A National Policy for Museums and Libraries, 1971; (with P. Dewar) The House of Nell Gwyn: The Fortunes of the Beauclerk Family, 1670-1974, 1974; A Rescue Policy for Museums, 1980; Balzac: Illusions Perdues, 1981; Les Roman-tiques francais devant la Peinture espagnole, 1989; Blaise Pascal: Mathematician, Physicist, and Thinker about God, 1995; The Curriers' Company: A Modern History, 2000; Balzac and the Tradition of the European Novel, 2001; Pascal's Views on Mathematics and the Divine, 2001. EDITOR: T.S. Eliot: A Memoir, 1971; Rides round Britain, the Travel Journals of John Byng, 5th Viscount Torrington, 1996. TRANSLATOR: Balzac, The Black Sheep, 1970; Balzac, Ursule Mirouet, 1976; Maupassant, Bed 29 and Other Stories, 1993. Author of articles on French literature and historical and political subjects; contributor to the Internet. Address: Dodmore House, The Street, Meopham, Kent, England. Online address: [email protected];